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PADI DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP

Make your passion your career

During your PADI Divemaster internship you will learn everything you need to know to turn your passion into a career. Gain confidence as a leader and take your diving knowledge and scuba skills to a whole new level. During your Divemaster Internship you will complete workshops, assist our Instructors on a variety of PADI courses and gain experience in planning and leading fun dives. The Divemaster internship is also the first step if you  wish to continue your dive career and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

         

PADI DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP Schedule

5 to 12 weeks of training

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster Internship, designed to expand your dive knowledge and skills to the professional level. Our PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist Instructors with student divers. There are 2 blocks of 3 days each at the beginning and the end of your training and a variety of projects, workshops and assists to be completed in between. We encourage all our Divemaster candidates to do the course between 5 and 12 weeks. Unlike all the PADI non-professional levels, the Divemaster Course is like an internship; ‘the more you put into it, the more you get out of it’. We believe firmly in safety, high teaching standards and of course enjoyment. The moment you sign up for the PADI Divemaster internship you get unlimited fun dives. You can sign up for as many dive trips as you want, we even encourage you to do so! 

  • 100m tired diver tow | Tow (or push) a diver for 100 metres nonstop, at the surface, without assistance – both divers equipped in full scuba equipment.
  • 400m free swim | Swim 400 metres nonstop, without swimming aids, using any stroke or combination of strokes.
  • 800m mask, snorkel and fin swim | Swim 800 metres face down, using mask, snorkel and fins, nonstop, without flotation aids and without using arms to swim.
  • 15min float | Tread water, drown-proof, bob or oat using no aids and wearing only a swimsuit for 15 minutes, with hands out of the water during the last 2 minutes.
  • Equipment Exchange | In confined water, demonstrate the ability to effectively respond to an unusual circumstance underwater by exchanging all scuba equipment (except exposure suits and weights) with a buddy while sharing a single regulator second stage.
  • Academics | Study all there is to know about being a PADI Divemaster, complete 9 knowledge revies and get tested in 2 exams. The self study is completed by academic sessions with our PADI Course Director to ensure you gain as much knowledge as possible.
  • Dive Theory | Lectures to build and expand your diving knowledge, covering 5 areas: Physiology, Physics, Equipment, Dive environment, Decompression Theory
  • Dive briefing workshop | Learn how to conduct a dive briefing covering all 10 points as listed on the Divemaster Slates.
  • Marine ecology seminar | Expand your knowledge of local marine life and eco system.
  • Dive Centre logistics & operations | Broaden your knowledge of the daily operations of a Dive Centre: customer service, planning the logistics of  a dive trip, signing up certified divers for fun dives and orientating new divers to begin their courses.
  • Emergency Action Plan | Develop an EAP for a local dive site. Learn what information is paramount and how these action plans can be a great help to deal efficiently with emergency situations.
  • Search & Recovery | Complete various search and recovery scenarios to practive the recovery of lost objects.
  • Deep | Dive to maximum 40m depth, gain the ability to navigate at depth and learn how to give a detailed briefing for deep dives.
  • Dive set up and management | A workshop aimed to teach you how to successfully set up various dive sites and logistics concerning daily diving trips. From meeting and greeting guests to opening and closing briefing on dive boats.
  • Discover Local Diving | Practice how to guide certified divers to local environments, including dive briefings, pre dive preparations and underwater guiding and navigation.
  • Certified Diver | As a certified PADI Divemaster, the primary role and duty is to guide certified divers to our local environment. This workshop focuses on dive briefing guidelines, supervision underwater, navigation and fish identification.
  • ReActivate | Conduct a role-model ReActivate water skills session either in confined or open water – demonstrate how to organise participants and equipment; provide an area orientation
  • Scuba Review | The Scuba Review is a refresher program designed for those divers who have had a prolonged period of time without diving. During this workshops you learn how to conduct this PADI program focusing on demonstration of skills, correcting problems and ensuring customers are refreshed in knowledge and in water skills.
  • Skin Diver | The Skin Diving workshop focuses on a popular PADI program which does not involve Scuba equipments. You will be taught how to conduct said program, whilst focusing on snorkelling skills, guiding snorkelers and introduction to duck diving.
  • Mapping | Survey an open water dive site and create a detailed map of the site showing (as applicable to the site) underwater relief, important points of interest, any relevant environmental notes, recommended entry/exit areas, local facilities, and potential hazards.
  • Discover Scuba Diving | This workshop teaches you how to assist on Discover Scuba Diving programs focusing on skill demonstrations, supervision and fun.
  • Skill Circuit | The Skill circuit workshop focuses on teaching skill demonstration ability. Through several workshop’s and assists you will learn how to successfully demonstrate skills so students can benefit and learn from each demonstration.
  • 1 Discover Scuba Diving experience | Assist at least one Discover Scuba Diving experience
  • 5 Open Water courses | Assist at least 5 Open Water courses
  • 5 Continued Education courses | Assist at least 5 continued education courses (Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Specialties)

PREREQUISITES:

RESCUE DIVER CERTIFICATION

 To start the PADI Divemaster Internship you need to be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent of another training organisation.

MINIMUM AGE 18 YEARS

 To start with the PADI Divemaster internship you need to be 18 years of age or older. Are you too young to become a dive professional? Why not become a PADI Master Scuba Diver instead!

TO BE ABLE TO SWIM AND FLOAT

400 meters without help or support from any flotation devices,  swim 800m with mask, snorkel, fins and float for 15 minutes.

40 logged dives

To start your Divemaster Internship you need to show proof of at least 40 logged dives. Not quite there yet? The moment you sign up for the Divemaster Internship you get free unlimited fun dives! Join our dive trips until you reach your 40 dives and then get started with your training.

NO HEALTH PROBLEMS

 Please read the Medical Questionnaire carefully. The purpose of this form is to find out if you should be examined by a doctor before participating in diver training. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities. As not all conditions can be cleared on Koh Tao we strongly recommend to see a physician prior to your arrival.

THE PADI DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP INCLUDES:

  • PADI Divemaster Training
  • Unlimited fun dives
  • Special discount on accommodation
  • Diving equipment rental & insurance coverage
  • Additional lectures on dive theory and marine conservation

The below prices for the Divemaster Internship do not include the PADI materials and fees. The fee for a PADI Divemaster in 2016 is AUD 187 and will be paid by credit card to PADI directly. For the PADI materials and dive equipment we offer 3 different Crewpacks: Basic Crewpack, Deluxe Crewpack and Supreme Crewpack. Every Crewpack offers a different set of items and a discount on all further equipment purchases. They already include a discount, the higher the package the better the value! We can also create personalised packages, just let us know what you need. Please note that for the duration of your Divemaster internship the use of our BCDs, regulators and shorty wetsuits are included in the price. However, we strongly recommend to buy at least your own dive computer for extra safety and a mask, fins and booties for more comfort.

Divemaster Course
  • Silver Package

  • ฿25,000/pp
  • PADI Divemaster Training
    AWARE Shark Conservation Certificate
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Divemaster Course
  • Gold Package

  • ฿35,000/pp
  • PADI Divemaster Training
    PADI Deep Specialty
    PADI Enriched Air Specialty
    AWARE Shark Conservation Certificate
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Divemaster Course
  • Platinum Package

  • ฿50,000/pp
  • PADI Divemaster Training
    PADI Deep Specialty
    PADI Enriched Air Specialty
    PADI Search & Recovery Specialty
    AWARE Reef Conservation Specialty
    AWARE Shark Conservation Certificate
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